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Eco Warriors being recruited in primary schools

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: October 24, 2012

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Youngsters across the South West are being educated to recycle in a new entrepreneurial project which has already taken off in more than a dozen primary schools.

A former primary school teacher and a media publisher based in Torbay combined forces to create an Eco Warriors workbook, which they hope will eventually reach all Key Stage 2 pupils across the UK. The project aims to provide school children with facts and ideas about ways to reduce, reuse and recycle in a fun and informative way.

The story is based on three children, Edward, Charlie and Oscar (ECO) who are summoned by Mother Nature and given 'super powers' to help defeat the powerful energy tycoon, Doctor Carbon and his invisible sidekick, the Foot Prince.

Readers are being encouraged to use the information and tips on recycling to help them solve problems and write their own creative stories to improve their literary skills.

The books will be sent free to primary schools throughout the UK, if local businesses and individuals agree to sponsor the project. Books have already been accepted by 15 schools in the region, thanks to support from companies including Torbay Taxis and Chasing Paper Ltd.

Co-authors Bill Callaghan and Kevin Reynolds came up with the idea for the project six months ago. It was launched at Tower House School in Paignton.

The authors invested their own money into the first print run, are already writing additional series of stories for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 3.

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  • LEARN4LIFE LTD  |  October 25 2012, 7:40AM

    As the Educational Director for http://tinyurl.com/8whxbb6 I am proud to see the faith that the Western Morning News of the South West Media Group have shown in our mission to "Save the Planet One Primary School at a Time" by publishing this article to raise awareness of the importance of educating this generation to make the difference for those to follow. We hope that readers of the article will visit our website and join our cause in what ever way they can, from being a generous school sponsor to just talking and raising awareness about the issues with their friends, families and work colleagues. Here's to the success of Edward the Reducer, Charlie the Reuser and Oscar the Recycler as the new Super-Heroes on their missions to 'defeet' Doctor Carbon, the powerful energy tycoon, and his invisible sidekick, the 'Foot Prince' ........... Bill Callaghan BEd (Hons) Exon

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  • kevinreynolds  |  October 24 2012, 10:20PM

    Thank you for printing and posting this article, it really means a lot. If anyone is interested in sponsoring please call 01803 431 036 or for more information please visit http://tinyurl.com/8whxbb6 Kind regards, The Eco Warriors

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